Transactional and Interpersonal Conversation Texts in English Textbook

Register Journal. 2014;7(2) DOI 10.18326/rgt.v7i2.215


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Journal Title: Register Journal

ISSN: 1979-8903 (Print); 2503-040X (Online)

Publisher: IAIN Salatiga

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics: Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: English

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Ulin Nuha (State Institute for Islamic Studie (STAIN) Kudus)


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Abstract | Full Text

In this study, The researcher analyzed the transactional and interpersonal conversation texts found in grade VIII English textbook entitled ―EOS English on Sky 2‖ and I also analyzed the linguistic features of the transactional and interpersonal conversations in the English textbook. This study focuses on the issues of structuralfunctional approach which analyzes the speech function, structural approach which analyzes linguistic features. This is a qualitative study. In calculating the data and the final result of data percentage, quantification was used to support this study. Units of analysis in this study are moves and clauses. The conversation texts are presented in 8 units. The moves were analyzed functionally and the clauses were analyzed structurally. The result shows that the speech functions of the transactional conversation texts are 54.5% matching the standard of content, the speech functions of the interpersonal conversation texts are 2.1% matching the standard of content. The linguistic feature applied in the transactional and interpersonal conversation texts uses the linguistic feature in functional literacy level. The speech functions of conversation texts introduced in EOS English on Sky 2 for junior high school grade VIII are less compatible with the standard of content based on the compatibility levels.   Dalam penelitian ini, peneliti akan menganalisis teks percakapan transaksional dan teks percakapan interpersonal yang ada di dalam buku bahasa Inggris kelas VIII yang berjudul ―EOS English on Sky 2‖ dan juga menganalisis fitur linguistik (linguistic feature) dari percakapan transaksional maupun interpersonal dalam buku tersebut. Penelitian ini fokus pada pendekatan fungsional dan struktural yang menganalisis fungsi bicara (speech function) dan linguistic feature. Ini merupakan penelitian kualitatif. Untuk membantu dalam menghitung data dan hasil akhir prosentase data, maka digunakan kuantifikasi. Unit analisis penelitian ini adalah move dan clause. Teks percakapan dipersembahkan dalam unit 8. Move dianalisis secara fungsional dan clause dianalisis secara struktural. Hasilnya menunjukkan bahwa speech function dari teks percakapan transaksional adalah 54,5% yang sesuai dengan standar isi, speech function dari teks percakapan interpersonal adalah 2,1% yang sesuai dengan standar isi. Linguistic feature yang diterapkan dalam teks percakapan transaksional maupun transaksional menggunakan linguistic feature pada tingkat literasi fungsional. Berdasarkan tingkat kompatibilitas, speech function dari teks percakapan yang ada dalam buku ―EOS English on Sky 2 for junior high school grade VIII‖ kurang sesuai dengan standar isi.